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American Society of Engineering Education 2015 Illinois-Indiana Section Conference

Conference Location

Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN


The engineering department at Indiana University‐Purdue University Fort Wayne began offering a newly designed first‐year curriculum in the fall 2014 semester with the intent to expose students to important mathematical techniques through engineering applications and to develop the students’ problem solving abilities. The two new first‐year courses are divided into three components: lecture, project studio, and computer lab, which are designed to complement one another. Throughout the courses, students are exposed to and required to use multiple solution procedures to solve problems. Moreover, students are required to document and communicate solutions in multiple representations to demonstrate a deeper understanding. The purpose of this paper is to explain how CAD (computer‐aided drawing) is used by students to first solve and then document trigonometry and vector problems.



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